March 4 thru 6, 2011

Southwest UU Women's Conference

Holiday Inn Select 2645 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX
(same location as 2010)


"Generation NEXXT"

·Keynote Speaker
Rev. Tamara Lebak
Associate Minister
All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa, OK

For more information please contact co-conveners
Carol Currie & Joy Hayes conference@swuuw.org

Rev Tamara LebakRev. Tamara Lebak is an independent consultant, executive coach and ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister with change management experience that focuses on maneuvering between multiple levels of system from the personal to the global.

In her ministry, coaching, as well as her consulting, Tamara integrates her training in Gestalt Organization and Systems Development, conflict management, appreciative inquiry, and community organizing in diverse racial and economic settings. Tamara has worked with numerous educational, religious, community and non-profit institutions including the National Park Service and the World Bank.

In 2008 Tamara co-authored Reverend X: How Generation X Ministers are Shaping Unitarian Universalism with Rev. Bret Lortie. Tamara currently serves as Associate Minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Also a gifted musician, Tamara plays guitar, sings, and has composed her own music. Tamara and her partner Jill Webb of 15 years have recently celebrated the birth of their first child in June of this year, a daughter, Beckett Elizabeth.

Big-Bad-GinaYou won't want to miss musical guests

With their unique blend of harmony, and their eclectic musical selections, Big Bad Gina has hit the music scene with a bang, often bringing down the house with their laid-back, yet powerfully energetic performances.

Big Bad Gina gives audiences what they want – jazz, folk, hard rock with a soft twist, reggae, bluegrass and funk. Their performances are toe-tapping and inspiring, leaving audiences dancing in the aisles and asking for more.

Renée Janski and Melodie Griffis discovered their musical compatibility when playing for the Unitarian Universalist Church. Since then, they have taken their uncommon musical groove to other venues in the Northwest Arkansas area. In fact, Big Bad Gina was one of the featured performances at the First Annual Goddess Festival in Fayetteville in March 2009 where they met and hooked up with the 3rd "Gina", Jori Costello.

Jori Costello, singer/songbird, guitar grooving’, percussion pounding Goddess. Renee Janski of UU choir fame, amazing Amazon arias and multifaceted musicianship. Melodie Griffis of U of A jazz combo talent with an Angelic Cameroon croon keeping it rockin’ on the bass and jazzin’ it up with her ultra fine guitar riffs Add a slew of instruments, some kickin’ original tunes and select scintillating covers, and you have Big Bad Gina! -an all womyn’s band based in Fayetteville, AR and ready to rock the region and nation with their award winning “Amazon Warrior Princess” Goddess Groove! It’s Folkin’ Rockin’!

For more information, please see www.bigbadgina.com.



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A non-profit organization that supports women through worship, learning, leadership, community and social justice, SWUUW addresses women's issues, explores feminist theology, promotes friendships and celebrates the diversities that make us unique women on our individual spiritual paths. SWUUW is an organization open to all UU women, particularly those women in the Southwest District of the Southern Region of the UUA.


SWUUW aligns itself with the spirit of Welcoming Congregations as depicted by the UUA. All who identify as women are welcome.  Our definition of "women" is expansive and includes anyone who feels that they belong in this space, including those who identify as nonbinary.


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